A controlled study of bilateral electroconvulsive therapy

Faculty: Medicine
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a highly effective treatment for depression, used in Australia and throughout the world to treat severe depression that has not responded to other treatments. Despite clear evidence of its effectiveness as a treatmen...

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a highly effective treatment for depression, used in Australia and throughout the world to treat severe depression that has not responded to other treatments. Despite clear evidence of its effectiveness as a treatment, the use of ECT is limited by concerns over memory side effects. This study evaluates a new approach to ECT that has the potential to preserve its effectiveness, while greatly reducing effects on memory.

The study is a multicentre trial available to patients at St George Hospital (Sydney), the Wesley Hospital (Kogarah, Sydney) and the Melbourne Clinic (Melbourne).

 

Project team

Professor Colleen Loo
Faculty of Medicine

Key contact

Faculty of Medicine
02 9382 3721
colleen.loo@unsw.edu.au